York (European Parliament constituency)

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European Parliament constituency
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Member state United Kingdom
Created 1984
Dissolved 1994
MEPs 1
United Kingdom Election Results

York was a European Parliament constituency covering much of North Yorkshire in England.

Prior to its uniform adoption of proportional representation in 1999, the United Kingdom used first-past-the-post for the European elections in England, Scotland and Wales. The European Parliament constituencies used under that system were smaller than the later regional constituencies and only had one Member of the European Parliament each.

The constituency was created in 1984, incorporating most of the former Yorkshire North constituency and part of Cleveland. It consisted of the Westminster Parliament constituencies of Boothferry, Glanford and Scunthorpe, Harrogate, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby and York.[1]

Much of the seat became part of the North Yorkshire constituency in 1994, with the remainder going to Humberside. These seat became part of the much larger Yorkshire and the Humber constituency in 1999.

Members of the European Parliament[edit]

Elected Name Party
1984 Edward Macmillan-Scott Conservative


European Parliament election, 1984: York[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Macmillan-Scott 80,636 51.0 N/A
Labour S. Haines 44,234 27.9 N/A
Social Democratic M. G. Howard 33,356 21.1 N/A
Majority 36,402 23.1 N/A
Turnout 30.6 N/A
New creation: Conservative gain. Swing N/A
European Parliament election, 1989: York[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Edward Macmillan-Scott 81,453 43.4 -7.6
Labour John Grogan 66,531 35.3 +7.4
Green R. J. Bell 27,525 14.6 N/A
Social and Liberal Democrats A. Collinge 12,542 6.7 -14.4
Majority 15,102 8.1 -15.0
Turnout 34.6 +4.0
Conservative hold Swing


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